Hard to Read

“Hard to read” was a common phrase I heard growing up, and it continues even today. Hell, even one of my past therapists said that. I used to take it as a point of pride because I had control over the perception people had of me. What I’ve started acknowledging in therapy more recently is that this control was the result of amazingly fucked up childhood environments wrapped in the veil of a gifted boy with a temper, that almost no one could reach.